Guests Have 'Gotta Dance' On A Royal Caribbean Vacation
New Hip Hop Dance Program Offers Guests Of All Ages The Opportunity To Live The Dream
Miami - May 21, 2009 - A new Hip Hop dance adventure that transcends all ages, languages, and
skill levels is taking Royal Caribbean ships by storm. Royal Caribbean International's new Gotta
Dance program is offering guests the opportunity to let loose, chase a dream, and 'wow' their
cruisemates with cool new dance moves. Based on the documentary film by Dori Berinstein, awardwinning
director and producer of film, theater and television, the guest-participatory Gotta Dance
experience is being exclusively offered by Royal Caribbean International and will be offered
fleetwide in summer 2009.
"Gotta Dance is the newest Royal Caribbean International program that offers guests an
opportunity to try something different on their vacation regardless of age and experience," said
Peter Compton, vice president, Entertainment, Royal Caribbean International. "Every age is
welcome and no experience is necessary. As with many of our onboard programs, Gotta Dance
helps bring families closer together and build lasting relationships among guests for an unforgettable
Royal Caribbean's Gotta Dance is inspired by the award-winning documentary film of the
same name, which will hit the big screen across the United States beginning in July 2009. Gotta
Dance (www.GottaDanceTheMovie.com) chronicles the first-ever senior-citizen, hip-hop dance
troupe for the New Jersey Nets Basketball Team. Just like the film, Royal Caribbean's Gotta Dance
program will offer guests, from the young to the young-at-heart, a chance to grab their moment in
Kicking off each cruise will be a special screening of the film. Guests sailing on select ships
before the nationwide roll-out of the movie will be treated to an advanced viewing of Gotta Dance.
Participants will then be divided into teams and, over the course of their vacation, will learn
choreographed routines with a member of the Royal Caribbean dance team in rehearsals during sea
days. The program will culminate with the main event - a farewell show on the last evening of the
cruise, whereby each of the teams will perform their routines in the ship's main theater.
Each of the groups will perform a different routine, all of which were choreographed by
New Jersey Nets Dance Coach Kimberlee Garris, who also appears in the Gotta Dance film. For
each song an easy and more complex choreography has been designed, and Royal Caribbean's Gotta
Dance instructors will have the option of tweaking these versions further based on group skill level.
Royal Caribbean International is a global cruise brand with 20 ships currently in service and
two under construction. The line also offers unique cruisetour vacations in Alaska, Canada, Dubai,
Europe, and Australia and New Zealand.